Category: Secrecy first

About secrecy-first

Intelligence agencies have “Secrecy first” as their highest priority, above achieving the mission and even above safety. Inevitably it means that, for some things, their behaviour is different to almost everyone else. The preoccupation with secrecy also effects individuals.

It raises ethical questions, as well as changing the concept of “professionalism”. It’s also a good topic for use in fiction.

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